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Monthly Archives: November 2015

Today’s featured book is Intimate Persuasions by Nicole Morgan.

About the Book

Title: Intimate Persuasions
Genre: Erotic Cowboy Romance
Author: Nicole Morgan
Book heat level: R
Ann moved to Oakdale for a fresh start, and when she met Quinn, a sexy cowboy, she instantly fell for him. Unable to deny herself the need to have him, she gives in to a secret fantasy, only to fear their relationship will end before it truly starts.
Quinn soon realizes Ann means more to him than he ever could have imagined. He feels a connection with her that’s much deeper than physical, but he has secret desires he keeps to himself, afraid to scare her with what he wants most.
Will they find a way to show each other their true selves and finally love each other completely? And if so, will Ann give him a part of herself she has given to no man before?

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About the Author

Nicole Morgan is a multi-published author of erotic romantic novels, which more often than not have a suspenseful back story. Erotic romance mixed with a good old-fashioned whodunit. While she’s written everything from contemporary to paranormal her leading men will more often than not be wearing a uniform of some kind. From military to police officers, she has a love for writing about those who protect and serve.
From her very first novel (which turned into a four book series) about Navy SEALs to her more recent releases you will be sure to find a few twists and turns you were not expecting.
Nicole currently lives in the Rocky Mountain region where she continues to gain support and inspiration from life’s everyday blessings.

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This quick interview includes info about the author, and introduces
the story.
About the Author
I live in Canberra, Australia and I’ve spent my professional life
writing legal advice – which some may say is similar to creative writing – but
the lack of sexy heroes and happy endings have led me writing romance. I have
placed in the finals of Romance Writers of Australia writing contests, winning
the Emerald Short Award in 2014.
I love Earl Grey tea, talking about which of Jane Austen’s novels is
my favourite, and searching for the perfect frock. I will read anything, but
love romance most of all.
Interview with Justine Lewis
Why did you write this
I write
escapist romance and, without consciously meaning to, my books often feature
celebrities. The idea for Acting the Part came when I wondered about the
children of celebrities and what it must be like to have super famous parents.
That’s where Persephone Greenwood aka Poppy came from. Her mother is a
beautiful actress with depression and substance abuse problems, but Poppy loves
her unconditionally and will do anything to help her overcome her addiction.
Even if that means entering her father’s show business world, the world of
movie making, actors and celebrities. A world she blames for her mother’s
problems. A world she has avoided all of her life.
What is your favorite
genre to read?
It is difficult to pick just one, but if I had to I’d say contemporary
Who is your favorite
character from fiction (not including your own)?
This one is easy though: Elizabeth Bennett. She’s feisty and strong
yet her vulnerability is universal. I love that she speaks her mind and still
gets the man.
What are you working on at
the moment, and will see from you in coming months?
My next book is due out in the first half of 2016 and is a
contemporary romance about a TV anchor woman who fears she’s reaching her
use-by date and finds herself both threatened and attracted to a new gun
foreign correspondent who becomes her offsider.
Please tell us about your
latest book.
Poppy Greenwood needs money fast. Her estranged
father, one of the most powerful men in Hollywood, has promised to help – on
the condition that she work on the set of his next movie. Although Poppy
despises the world of show business, she has little choice but to agree.
Hot-shot director Max Madden has an Oscar in his
sights. He needs this film to be a success but an overblown budget and a
difficult cast are ruining his plans. Not only that, but the Executive
Producer’s daughter has arrived to spy on him. To keep a close eye on Poppy, he
insists she work directly for him. 
But as they work together on location in southern
France, the temperature begins to rise. Max knows the boss’s daughter is
definitely off limits – and Poppy does not want a relationship with anyone in
the industry. Yet against their better judgment, an intense chemistry begins to
About the Book
Title Acting the Part
Genre Contemporary fiction
Author Justine Lewis
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG13
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This quick interview includes info about the author, and
introduces the story.

About the Author

author, Vicki Batman, has sold many romantic comedy works to the True
magazines, several publishers, and most recently, two romantic comedy mysteries
to The Wild Rose Press. She is a member of Romance Writers of America,
Sisters in Crime, and several writing groups. An avid Jazzerciser. Handbag
lover. Mahjong player. Yoga practitioner. Movie fan. Book devourer.
Chocoaholic. Best Mom ever. And adores Handsome Hubby. Most days begin with her hands set to the
keyboard and thinking “What if??”

Interview with Vicki Batman

Why did you write
this book?
Last year, I was asked to participate in the Season of Magic
holiday anthology. It did really really well and when asked to participate
again, I said yes. But I wrote this particular story because of my love for
handbags, specifically Enid Collins bags. They are wonderful stenciled and
jeweled creations originally sold through Neiman Marcus. I love them. And
created my own brand with a design for this holiday story.
What is your favorite
genre to read?
I cut my teeth on mysteries like the Bobbsey Twins, Nancy
Drew and Trixie Belden; so I am a huge mystery fan. I also like contemporary
romance, especially with a touch of humor. And historical romances sweep me
away like a Calgon moment.
Who is your favorite
character from fiction (not including your own)?
I love wacky Stephanie Plum but mostly because Janet E.
writes stories with humor. When I finished my first one to read, Four to Score,
I fell in love with Janet E’s humor and said, “Finally.”
What are you working
on at the moment, and will see from you in coming months?
I’m doing edits on Temporarily Insane, a romantic comedy
mystery. AND yes, there will be another holiday anthology next year. Mine is
tentatively entitled The Littliest Angel. I have a great backstory to share. I
have a few more stories banked and I’m looking for a good spot for them.
Please tell us about
your latest book.
Season of
Surprises is a holiday anthology which features my romantic comedy short story,
“Holiday Handbag Extravaganza.” Here’s something to share about it: Christmas Countdown is on! Hunk-a-licious customer, Jack
Treadaway, pesters boutique owner, Callie Woods, to locate a vintage handbag
for his mother. Too bad the wedge between them is his sister, the meanest girl
in town.

About the Book

Title: Season of Surprises featuring “Holiday Handbag
Genre: all genres
Author : Vicki Batman, Merry Holly, Cara Marsi, Gerri
Brousseau, Roberta Lerman, Madison West, Jane Gale, Kristin Drew
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG13

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Publisher: Indie

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Season of Surprises on FB:
Salute to Author Veterans
This is the fifth year for an all star salute to authors who
are veterans (published or not) on Romance Lives Forever. The list consists of
authors, their writing brand, a link to their websites or blogs, and their branch
of service. Most of the names listed here are female, but not all. Look for the hashtag #FemaleVeteran on Twitter, and you’ll learn a great deal about support for returning female veterans.
Elle James
US Army and US Air Force
Escape with…
Tracey Cramer-Kelly
Army National Guard
Military Romance and Medical Drama
Suzie Quint
US Army
Falling In Love with Romance
William Maltese
US Army
Providing Readers with International Best-Sellers for over
Four Decades
Misty MacRae
US Navy
A Dash of Romance with a Dusting of Mystery
Nancy J Parra
US Air Force
Romantic Suspense
Rochelle Weber
US Navy
Science Fiction Romance
Myla Jackson
US Army and US Air Force
Sinfully Sexy Romance
Mahalia Levey
US Navy
The Decadent Side of Sin
Teresa D’Amario
US Air Force
Author of True Mate Series
Denise Patrick
US Army
Inspirational and Historical Romance
Bob Mayer
US Army
Founder of Who Dares Wins Publishing
Wayne Greenough
US Navy
Romantic Suspense, YA, Juvenile, SciFi, and Hard Boiled
Diana Cosby
US Navy
Scottish Medieval Romantic Suspense
Sapphire Phelan
US Army
Dark heroes and heroines with bite…sink your teeth into
Kathleen Toomey Jabs
US Navy
Kayelle Allen
US Navy
Unstoppable heroes, Uncompromising love, Unforgettable
Rogenna Brewer
US Navy
Where Romance is Always an Adventure
Sandy Wickersham-McWhorter
US Air Force
Unexpected Romantic Fiction
Joyce Adams
US Army
Love … Laughter … Forever
Lori Avocato
US Air Force
Mystery/Romance author
Loni Lynne
US Navy
Let Fate guide you… One story at a time
Lisa Cordeiro
US Marine Corps
Military Memoirs – Parris Island & Journey of a Woman
Lacey Falcone
US Air Force
Tapping into your Flights of Fancy
Jennifer France
US Navy
Erotica Romance where the destiny is love ~ Let me take you
on the journey
Jeane Westin
US Army
Historical Romance

Heather Ashby
US Navy
Military Romance

Isis Rushdan
US Air Force
Urban Fantasy Romance
Geri Krotow
US Navy
Military Romance
Ella Quinn
US Army
Eliza Gayle
US Marine Corps
Paranormal and Contemporary Romance
Delilah Devlin
US Army
Hot Romance
CK Crouch
US Army
Romance Tangles with Suspense
Rue Allyn
US Navy
Romance – Historical, Contemporary, Erotic
Lindsay McKenna
US Navy
Romantic military suspense, romantic suspence
Jo Ann Brown
US Army
Inspirational Romance
Gail Hart
US Air Force (JAG)
Grown Up Romances for Grown Up Girls
Lisa Carlisle
US Marine Corps
Paranormal, contemporary, and military romance
Susan Ann Wall
US Army
Journey into romance…love always follows.
Ann Victor
US Army
Short erotic fiction for women on the go…
Stacy McKitrick
US Army
Even vampires can be bitten by love
Elizabeth Ashtree
U. S. Army
Stories to turn in your imagination.
Beverly Ovalle
United States Navy
Happily ever after one book at a time
Ashley Ladd
US Air Force
Contemporary Erotic Romance
Allegra Gray
US Air Force
History. Adventure. Passion.
GD Ogan
US Air Force
Paranormal Passion
Roslyn Bane
US Navy
Contemporary Romance

Jo Ann Brown
US Army
Inspirational Romance: Stories to touch your heart and soul

Gone But Not Forgotten

Terry Irene Blain (deceased)
US Navy
Escape to the past with a romantic adventure

Special Mention

Military News Blog – former military and police authors
RomVets – Women Writers Who Served
Anne Ashby  – Writing Warm Fuzzy and Fun
New Zealand Armed Forces Navy

Center for Women Veterans

The Center for Women Veterans
(CWV) was established by Congress in November 1994 by Public Law (P.L.) 103-446.
CWV monitors and coordinates VA’s administration of health care and benefits services,
and programs for women Veterans.
This quick interview includes info about the author, and
introduces the story.

About the Author

Convinced everyone deserves a happy
ending, hopeless romantic Shanna Hatfield is out to make it happen, one story
at a time. Her sweet historical and contemporary romances combine humor and
heart-pumping moments with characters that seem incredibly real.
When she isn’t writing or indulging
in chocolate (dark and decadent, please), Shanna hangs out with her husband,
lovingly known as Captain Cavedweller.
This USA Today bestselling author is a member of Western Writers of
America, Women Writing the West, Romance Writers of America,  Sweet
Romance Reads, and Pioneer Hearts.

Interview with Shanna Hatfield

Why did you write
this book?
It’s the third book in my Rodeo Romance series. I’ve had a
blast with this series and wanted to see if continue.  The heroes are tough, hunky cowboys and the
women are strong and determined.
What is your favorite
genre to read?
Historical romance.
Who is your favorite
character from fiction (not including your own)?
That is a tough question. I can’t pick just one, but one I’m
especially fond of is Essie Sprecklemeyer from Deeanne Gist’s  Courting Trouble. She’s such a plucky
character who marches to her own tune.
What are you working
on at the moment, and will see from you in coming months?
I have two books releasing November 12 – Capturing Christmas
and The Christmas Vow. The sixth book in the Grass Valley Cowboys series will
be out soon. Look for The Cowboy’s Last Goodbye after Christmas.
Please tell us about
your latest book.
Life is hectic on a good day for
rodeo stock contractor Kash Kressley. Between dodging flying hooves and babying
cranky bulls, he barely has time to sleep. The last thing Kash needs is the
entanglement of a sweet romance, especially with a woman as full of fire and
sass as the redheaded photographer he rescues at a rodeo.
Determined to capture the best
images possible, rodeo photographer Celia McGraw is fearless and feisty. Not
one to back down from a challenge, her biggest risk isn’t in her work. Danger
lurks in the way her heart responds to one incredibly handsome stock contractor.
Will Kash and Celia capture the
spirit of the season?

About the Book

Title  Capturing
Genre Romance (Sweet, Holiday, Western)
Author  Shanna
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG

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Author Social Media

This interview is designed to tell readers about your hero or heroine. Answer the questions as an author talking about the character.

About the Character

Name: Michael Thomas Burke (Mike/Big Mike)
Age: 32
Gender: Male
Birthplace: Maine
Profession: Federal agent on loan to ICE (Immigration & Customs Enforcement)
Ethnicity/Species (if not human): White male human
Describe his/her body build, skin tone, height and weight. Include any unique features such as dimples, freckles, or scars: 6’5″ muscular frame; Tanned from the sun; Mikes most startling feature are his silvery-blue eyes and his ability to appear emotionless, earning him the title> The Iceman
Who is the significant other in your character’s life?
Mike has been a complete loner, until his ICE assignment on the lower Texas coast throws him into close proximity with a petite, red-headed local deputy assigned to his team as liaison officer. Darla raises his blood pressure and his libido from the moment they meet. She rousts him in his undercover disguise as a waterfront bum, disarms him and takes him into custody, which first alerts local law enforcement that there is a federal investigation into human trafficking using the Intra-coastal Waterway.
How does your hero dress?
Mike is known for his love of Hawaiian shirts, the louder the better. A pair of cargo shorts and flip-flops complete his outfit.
If you could only hear this character’s voice (but not see him) what characteristic would identify him?
Mike has a deep, raspy voice. He doesn’t waste words, sometimes barking out clipped orders. He’s a man’s man and not a ladies man, so he isn’t skilled at “girlfriend-speak”. Fortunately, his lady love is the only girl among seven brothers, so she can decipher his sometimes brusque verbage, and is also able to give him a smack upside his head when he needs it.
What special skills does your character rely on?
Mike is a former SEAL and is skilled in diving and underwater demolition. He is very intelligent and able to think on his feet.
What does he have a knack for doing?
Mike is a great guy, but he has a knack of pissing people off. Before long, he has Darla’s brother and one of her fellow deputies ready to throw down with him.
What is your character’s family like?
Mike’s mother abandoned him at an early age to be brought up by his grandfather, who was a carpenter. He likes to work with his hands when not blowing up drug lords in Central America. He has no living family and immerses himself into his current assignment, whatever that might be. The ICE assignment, where he has to work with the local deputy, Darla Calhoun, shakes up his usual mode of operation. He tries to protect her, which just irks the daylights out of her, since she sees herself as a completely competent member of the team.
Does this character see morality as black-and-white, or with shades of gray?
Mike has a very definite sense of right and wrong. He sees himself as the defender of the weak and the one to apprehend the bad guys. There is no try. There is do or die.
How do others perceive your character based upon looks? How true is this assumption?
Darla’s brother, Calvin, a large, powerful man himself, describes Mike as “Big Mutha’.” Darla is very attracted to him, but also doesn’t want to get hurt when he moves on to his next assignment.
What past event causes your character the most fear?
Mike most definitely has abandonment issues, which he has dealt with in the past by not becoming too attached and by being the one to move on. However, for the first time, he sees himself settling down in this Texas coastal town and taking on a family, Darla and her twin sons.
What is your hero’s biggest hopes and dreams?
At the outset, his goal is to rescue the kidnapped women and destroy the human trafficking gang. As he works with Darla, he begins to dream about nesting with her and providing for her and her sons.
What is your hero’s biggest personal flaw?
Mike has absolutely horrible communication skills when it comes to romance.
How does your character handle challenges?
Head on! Fix it! Kill it! Move forward! Accomplish the objective!
How emotionally expressive is your character to others?
<rolls eyes!> Have I mentioned how totally inept he is at expressing his emotions?

About Your Writer: Questions for your character to answer about you.

Why do you think your writer chose to write about you?
Hell if I know? I’m a man of action. I don’t have time to sit around writing pretty little stories.
What do you wish your writer had not told others about you?
She had no right to go prying into my life, especially when I found the love of my life while on assignment. I’m a very private guy.
What do you wish your writer would write next?
<snort!> I know her books about the Texas coastal area are evolving, and there are plenty of characters to write about. But, seriously. . . just write them as they happen. Chloe and Rafael have hired me to update an old Victorian house that comes with its own set of mysteries, like the skeletons I dredge up in the murky fish pond. Write about that.
What other character from your book do you think your writer should write a book about? Care to tell us why?
She’s written about my buds, Rafael, Javier and Zach, but our stories are unfolding, so I guess she should just keep telling our tales as they occur.
Is there anything you’d like to say to your writer?
Thanks for pairing me up with such a feisty and adorable love interest. <grins>

Previous Books

The Edge of Texas Series:
• Book 1-Bad Medicine
• Book 2-Bad Karma
• Book 3-Bad Vibes
• Book 4-Bad Dreams
• Book 5-A Sandcastle Christmas

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG13

Darla came on deck clad in black body armor, her copper top hidden under a black Sheriff’s Department cap with the bill turned backwards. She had her M-14 slung over her shoulder and a pack of extra magazines.
Damn! She looks so hot! Like Badass Barbie…
5 star Review~ “J.D. creates two characters in Mike and Darla that you’ll be rooting for while simultaneously ratcheting up the suspense to the breaking point. The Texas Coast will *never* be the same by the time these two get done…”
When government agent Mike “The Iceman” Burke invades her South Padre Island turf, Deputy Darla Calhoun is assigned as liaison officer to his team. Her skills as a sniper come in handy when a gang of human traffickers strikes close to home, kidnapping local women including her best friend.
Darla is recovering from her husband’s suicide and trying to be a good parent to her twin sons. The ICE assignment takes her out of her misery and plunges her into a dangerous mission and a steamy affair.
Mike and Darla tear up and down the Intracoastal Waterway in search of the kidnappers and the captive women while Rafael and Javier conduct their own investigation. Will they rescue the captive women or will the kidnappers slaughter them as they have done in the past? Two teams race to find the answers before it’s too late.

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About the Author

J.D. Faver lives near Houston, Texas. She writes steamy contemporary romance and romantic thrillers/mystery/suspense. She loves to kill people…on virtual paper, that is. Although she writes daily, she still finds time to enjoy family and friends. She is a foodie and an adventurous cook. Determined to preserve generations of family recipes, she is publishing a series of cookbooks entitled A Texan in the Kitchen.
Gardening is another passion (and linked to the food thing) since she has an orchard of fruit trees and berry bushes/vines in her back yard. Tomatoes and other veggies round out her kitchen garden.
All other interests (painting, drawing, sewing, quilting, crocheting, weaving, stained glass and pottery) have taken a back seat since they require hands-on participation which is difficult if your fingers are always on the keyboard.
An active member of several Houston writer’s organizations, she belongs to National RWA and is a member of Houston chapters.
She is owned by two cats and a small, yappy rescue dog. As a former educator and healthcare professional, she is an advocate for children, animals and elderly/disabled individuals.
She would rather be sailing or on a beach somewhere, but if not, you can probably find her with her fingers on a keyboard, pouring word images onto the virtual films playing in her head.

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